Education

Higher Learning

Build a Better You: The Best Continuing Ed Classes in Houston

Further your education in the school of life at these classes and workshops.

02/20/2017 By Houstonia Staff

News

Could Solar Power Ever Catch up to Oil and Gas in Houston?

These believers in the energy of tomorrow say yes.

02/20/2017 By Adam Doster

Ice House

Checking Out People Isn't Quite What It Sounds Like at Lone Star College's 'Human Library'

Countering an increasing lack of civil discourse requires a little creativity and a lot of communication.

02/20/2017 By Suzanne Stavinoha

Higher Learning

Rice University Adds Rapper Pimp C's Archives to Hip-Hop Collection

Along with former rap partner Bun B, Rice professor Anthony Pinn is preserving Pimp C's work for future generations to study.

02/13/2017 By Camilo Smith

Bayougraphy

Shannon LaBove: Rice University’s Great Debater

Everyone talks, but few know how to turn a speech into a work of art.

11/21/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best High Schools 2016

Dream Catcher: Meet the Man Who Helps Students—and Their Parents—Achieve Success

Local expert Ibrahim Firat on choosing the right school, tutoring over Skype, and why your teenager should be on LinkedIn.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

Today’s High School Classes Are as Unique as Your Child

Classes in video editing and marine science are only offered in college, right? Not so fast.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

Making the Grade: HISD and Graduation Rates

The district continues to lag Texas, but progress has been made.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

The No. 1 Public High School in Texas Is in Houston

DeBakey turns out math and science whiz kids who head to top colleges. But with high expectations comes high pressure.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Education

Houston's Best High Schools 2016

The city’s best public and private institutions, ranked. Plus: a day in the extraordinary life of Houston’s—and Texas’s—No. 1 high school, and how HISD is fi...

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Behind the Data

Straight-A Schools: How Children at Risk Compiles Its Yearly Rankings

Dr. Bob Sanborn discusses how Children at Risk uses data to push for better inner city schools.

09/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Houston's Best High Schools 2016

The Best Houston-Area Public High Schools

Children at Risk ranked the top schools in Texas—and these Houston high schools got straight A's.

09/16/2016

Houston's Best High Schools 2016

The Best Houston-Area Private High Schools in 2017

There are hundreds of private schools in the greater Houston metro area; these are the cream of the crop.

09/16/2016

Bayougraphy

The Brain Man of Baylor

Neuroscientist David Eagleman discusses parenting, the prison system and his new PBS show.

09/29/2015 By Lonna Dawson

Museums

Escape the Heat with Houston’s Summer Museum Exhibits

Be cool at these hot shows.

06/08/2015 By Jenae Sitzes

Best Preschools

Chart: Houston’s Best Preschools, Compared

Presenting 126 of Houston’s best preschools, organized by tuition, student-teacher ratio, educational approach, and more.

11/03/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Ready, Set— Wait

Is Your Child Really Ready for Preschool?

Before you answer, assess your child’s development in four key areas.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Best Preschools

When It Comes to Early Education, B is for Bilingual

The best time to tackle a second language is before the age of six—hence the growth of immersive language programs at schools across the city.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Think Outside the Sandbox

Preschools’ Educational Philosophies: a Guide

Learn the difference between Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf schools of thought

11/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow and Katharine Shilcutt